The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Edition 2

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 / Edition 2

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by Robert Middlekauff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195162471

ISBN-13: 9780195162479

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is outstanding narrative history in the grand style -- an eloquent and dramatic account of vital events and vibrant figures which has become the basic opus on the Revolutionary War. The Glorious Cause is a compelling account of the American colonies' struggle for independence. Middlekauff charts the growing conflict between England and America -- the political…  See more details below

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This is outstanding narrative history in the grand style -- an eloquent and dramatic account of vital events and vibrant figures which has become the basic opus on the Revolutionary War. The Glorious Cause is a compelling account of the American colonies' struggle for independence. Middlekauff charts the growing conflict between England and America -- the political and personal controversies within the halls of Parliament to establish a viable colonial policy -- to the ultimate outbreak of military confrontation in 1775 and 1776.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195162479
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Series:
Oxford History of the United States Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
760
Sales rank:
405,134
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.60(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introductionxv
Prologue: The Sustaining Truths3
1.The Obstructed Giant7
2.The Children of the Twice-Born26
3.Beginnings: From the Top Down49
4.The Stamp Act Crisis70
5.Response94
6.Selden's Penny118
7.Chance and Charles Townshend136
8.Boston Takes the Lead153
9.The "Bastards of England,"174
10.Drift208
11.Resolution221
12.War250
13."Half a War"274
14.Independece312
15.The War of Posts333
16.The War of Maneuver363
17.The Revolution Becomes a European War396
18.The War in the South434
19.The "Fugitive War"458
20.Inside the Campaigns496
21.Outside the Campaigns535
22.Yorktown and Paris559
23.The Constitutional Movement582
24.The Children of the Twice-Born in the 1780s602
25.The Constitutional Convention622
26.Ratification: An End and a Beginning649
Epilogue: The Enduring Truths665
Abbreviated Titles666
Bibliographical Note669
Index675

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